Commercial Vehicle Inspections

Level I Inspections

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The most thorough vehicle inspection. A 59-step procedure that includes an examination of both the vehicles. The vehicle inspection includes items such as the brake system, coupling devices, exhaust system, frame, fuel system, lights, safe loading, emissions, steering mechanism, suspension, tires, van and open‐top trailer bodies, wheels and rims, windshield wipers, and emergency exits on buses, etc. An inspection, usually conducted at a company’s site or MVTS’s site, includes each vehicle inspection item as briefly described above. This inspection does not need a driver present.

Level II Inspections Driver and Vehicle

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The most thorough vehicle inspection. A 59-step procedure that includes an examination of both the vehicles. The vehicle inspection includes items such as the brake system, coupling devices, exhaust system, frame, fuel system, lights, safe loading, steering mechanism, suspension, tires, van and open‐top trailer bodies, wheels, and rims, windshield wipers, and emergency exits on buses, etc. An inspection, usually conducted at a company’s site or MVTS’s site, includes each vehicle inspection item as briefly described above. This inspection does not need a driver present. There are certain requirements needed for the driver inspection as required by The Road Traffic Department.

What is CDL?

Commercial Driver’s license (CDL) allows a tested and approved driver to operate certain types of motor vehicles including 18-wheeler trucks, tour buses, school buses, passenger buses, tanker vehicles, tow trucks, and vehicles transporting hazardous materials. 

Class A CDL

Required to operate any combination of vehicles with a gross combination weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, provided the towed vehicle is heavier than 10,000 pounds. Tractor-trailers (also known as Semi, Big Rig, or 18-wheeler), Truck and trailer combinations, Tanker vehicles, Livestock carriers, and Flatbeds. Most Class B and Class C vehicles.   

Class B CDL

Required to operate any combination of vehicles with a gross combination weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, provided the towed vehicle is heavier than 10,000 pounds. Tractor-trailers (also known as Semi, Big Rig, or 18-wheeler), Truck and trailer combinations, Tanker vehicles, Livestock carriers, and Flatbeds. Most Class B and Class C vehicles.   

Class A CDL

Required to operate any combination of vehicles with a gross combination weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, provided the towed vehicle is heavier than 10,000 pounds. Tractor-trailers (also known as Semi, Big Rig, or 18-wheeler), Truck and trailer combinations, Tanker vehicles, Livestock carriers, and Flatbeds. Most Class B and Class C vehicles.